[mythtv-users] [Fwd: Re: Missing channels in listings in MythWeb]

Brian Walter blwalter at gmail.com
Fri Sep 14 19:44:26 UTC 2007

Craig Huff wrote:
> On 9/14/07, *Brian Walter* <blwalter at gmail.com 
> <mailto:blwalter at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Preston Crow wrote:
>     >
>     <snip>
>     >
>     > Also, I noticed that it will only show one channel for a given
>     number.
>     > According to schedulesdirect, I have four channels on 56 and two
>     on 67;
>     > I assume this means it changes depending on the time of
>     day.  I'm not
>     > sure how that's handled.  It would be even more confusing if I did
>     > broadcast NTSC and picked up the other channel 56 (different
>     from the
>     > two 56s on cable).
>     >
>     > Is there a fix for this?
>     >
>     Yes, mythweb does not show duplicate channesl with the same call
>     sign -
>     In my case (and probably yours - since we both have wbz), for
>     instance,
>     I get the SciFi from directv (244?) and from comcast cable (some 2
>     digit
>     number).  Mythweb will only show the one from the cable source, since
>     they both have the same callsign - 'SciFi'.  I assume you can
>     change the
>     call signg - SciFiCB or SciFiDTV, and get them both to appear,
>     but, it's
>     not been *that* urgent of an issue for me.
>     In your case of of both ATSC and QAM for WBZ, I believe you can get
>     around that by setting the the QAM input to a higher priority ...
>     Brian
> Based on what I just read this morning in the MythTV HOWTO (sorry, can't
> cite the location, it was near the section someone else referenced about
> advanced recording rules) there is a reason you might *not* want to make
> the callsigns different.  If they're the same, then the scheduler 
> understands
> that it has two choices for a program source.  For example, if you 
> have cable
> and OTA, you can give priority to the cable (cleaner signal?) and 
> still get
> a show recorded on the OTA input if the cable input is already being used
> to capture some other program.  Of course, this assumes you have multiple
> capture cards, but then doesn't *everyone* whose had MythTV running for
> more than a couple of weeks? ;-)
> HTH,
> Craig.
I agree.  I don't change the callsigns, unless I have a pressing reason 
to do so (and haven't yet).  I tend to manage the conflicts by changing 
the input priority of the connection  (I think that's where you set 
it...in mythtv-setup).


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